I next began on the second part, ‘Passage’. Due to a major auto accident, the completion of this piece was curtailed. When I was able to continue work on this piece, the images were too painful to deal with and I put them away. I completed another piece entitled ‘Venus Island’, then returned to and completed ‘Passage’.
How many of us know that . . .
“It is roughly estimated that Africa lost 50 million human beings to death and slavery in those centuries we call the beginnings of modern Western civilization, at the hands of slave traders and plantation owners in Western Europe and America, the countries deemed the most advanced in the World.”(A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn)
“The estimates vary. Anywhere from ten to twenty-five million Africans died in slave ships en route from Africa to the Americas.” “Yet one can scour the commemorative architecture of the nation’s capital and find little evidence that America’s racial holocaust ever occurred.”(The Debt, Randall Robinson)
I believe ‘Passage’ is self explanatory.
Most images were cut out (with scalpels) and assembled manually. [original for sale]
We The People Part II, ‘Passage’
- Original Size Dimensions: 40″ x 26″